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Problems with WD Mybook when connecting via FireWire400

Hello

The problem is quite similar to this one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t368929-mybook_500gb_home_ed_hangs_winxp_sp2

The difference is: MY PC starts but it takes very ver long while starting with the drive conncected via FireWire! Normaly the "Windows Starting BAr" runs about 5-7 times until XP is loaded.

When the Drive is connected is takes about 25-27 times !!!!

Exactly the same issue on my Laptop!

I already installed a bios update and the microsoft FW-Patches --> no change!

When the Drive is connected via USB or plugged in after XP has started it works absolutely fine!

However I want to use FW and dont want to remove the plug everytime a start the PC.

Hope there is a sollution!

cheers

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I'm afraid this does not help!



Any updates?

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

Check out this possible solution:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885222/

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    Have you checked for a Firewire driver update for your system?

    Check the manufacturer's site for your system board or expansion board, which ever has the Firewire port.

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